A woman from Winston-Salem, North Carolina is one of the first in the state to file a lawsuit against Bayer HealthCare over injuries she allegedly suffered after receiving the Essure birth control implant.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by Essure side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a class action suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
December 1, 2015 – 34-year-old Monica O’Neill suffered extreme cramping and pain after being implanted with the Essure contraceptive in 2010, according to CBS affiliate WFMY News 2. O’Neill claims she initially wanted to have her tubes tied, but her doctor told her Essure was a ‘perfect alternative’ to tubal ligation. She now has to decide whether to have a hysterectomy due to complications allegedly caused by the device; she also wants to see Essure pulled off the U.S. market.
How Does Essure Work?
The Essure procedure involves permanently placing tiny metal coils into a woman’s fallopian tubes to protect against pregnancy. Over a period of about 3 months, scar tissue forms around the coils that keeps sperm from reaching the eggs and prevents conception. Essure was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002.
Essure has been heavily criticized by women who were allegedly injured after receiving the implant. Additionally, FDA’s process for approving medical devices has come under scrutiny. Last month, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced legislation that would force the agency to rescind its premarket approval of Essure and remove it from the market. Fitzpatrick also noted that the FDA has received more than 5,000 adverse event reports related to Essure since it was approved in 2002.
Do I Have a Class Action Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Essure lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new birth control injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you suffered an injury after undergoing the Essure procedure, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a class action suit and our lawyers can help.